Giving Blazers a Go

Jun 3, 2014


This is going to sound odd, but I was never much of a blazer person because I never really know how to style them. To me they just look so...boring. Like, oh, you pop it over a dress or over a pair of jeans and call it a day. Calling it a day is not my thing.

But when I decided to wear this gingham dress this morning, I was sort of stumped with what to pair it with. It was too warm for a sweater, and I've already worn it with a cargo vest too many times to count. And then, from the corner of my eye, I saw a crushed velvet sleeve poke out from the back of my closet. I studied it carefully before even considering the thought that was trying to take shape in my head: what about a, dare I say it, blazer? Frowning, I decided it wouldn't hurt to try and nipped it out.

And I think it looks adorable together! I think it definitely helps that the blazer is a fun color and its velvet texture brings something interesting to the table, but this was just the thing for this tricky-to-style dress. And to finish it off, I paired the ensemble with white jelly shoes to make it feel more young, and there we have it! A perfect Tuesday outfit. 


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BLAZER: c/o Ellen Face Vintage (similar: here, here, here)
DRESS: c/o Wildwood Vintage (similar: here, here, here)


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  1. Totally adorable! I can't believe that you aren't into blazers! I think they are the best! But if anyone can style them, you can!

  2. Sweet look! Love blazers in combination with everything!
    kiss xx cvety
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  3. I'm a big blazer fan (they're my solution for pretty much every workplace fashion problem I've ever encountered) and I love how you styled yours. I also just love the blazer itself - that colour is wonderful!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. That outfit is adorable!!! I don't do blazers but I would definitely do that outfit!

  5. I know!
    I felt the same... But dont know how to match it Still, though...


  6. There is something delightfully Anne-of-Green-Gables-esque about this look! (I have a lifelong love of that character, so you must take this as a high compliment!) I love that blazer of yours (I don't own any - may have to start hunting for one) and the collars are great together. 

  7. I love blazers because I'm very much a 'throw something on and call it a day' kind of girl, they're so easy and wonderful! <3

    Jennie xo |

  8. I fell in love with subtle details of your dress! And this blazer is a true writer's blazer - comfy, soft, and a bit funky! I love blazers, similar to yours. I have so many blazers which I loved the idea of, but in reality I don't actually wear them... hmmm... Wonderful outfit, so youuuuu! :) xxxxxx

  9. I'm not much of a blazer girl myself, but I think these look really great together! Way to rock it.


  10. I love blazers for that reason haha for my lazy days so I can throw a nice shirt underneath and a blazer on top and I look somewhat put together. I love love love love love love that dress!

  11. That dress is adorable! And I love it with the blazer!

    decked out in ruffles

  12. It does look like a cute and- how to put it- clean-lined combo. The textures add an extra layer of fun to it all! Plus the sheer panelling is fun too.

    Also this line, "Calling it a day is not my thing." is the best because it is fun but true that you're are all about the added layers. Your writing style always puts a smile on my face.

  13. Yes! From someone who usually finds blazers boring, I think this is a great use for one. Really compliments the dress.

  14. I am a huge fan of the blazer, and I love the way you paired this one with that checkered dress! That blazer looks so good on you, it fits you so well!

  15. Ah, such a lovely combination! A perfect Tuesday outfit indeed :)

  16. I totally feel you about blazers - it took me a long time to warm up to them. Or me, I rely on them to add some polish to casual outfits. Blazer + scarf = instant classiness in my universe, an makes even a T shirt and jeans look a little more special.

  17. Looks amazing, I'm not much of a blazer person because most blazers seem to drown me. This one looks great with that dress and compliments your figure so well!!

  18. Cutest dress award definitely goes to you (:

  19. Let's hear it for the velvet blazer! Woo woo! You look fantastic! What an unusual color on that blazer - totally a unique find!

  20. Haha oh man, as someone who works in politics, a blazer is an absolute essential! I know what you mean about now wanting to wear a piece that you throw on and "call it a day." Most of my casual Fridays have involved a casual blazer with a pair of jeans because I was too lazy to come up with anything else. That said, I think you've proved that a nice blazer, when styled correctly, can look incredibly chic and give a dress that extra oomph. Love the cozy and eclectic feel of this outfit!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  21. I think the colors mesh perfectly. I wouldn't have thought you struggled to style it at all; the look appears so well put together! The velvet texture is divine, but that gingham dress absolute picnic perfection.


  22. I love this combo and it looks like a perfect "transition to summer" outfit! I love the combo of the colors, print, and textures. You nailed the blazer look :)

  23. It's funny to hear you saying this. I figure we are so similar in our fashion sense, but I've been blazer-crazy for a long time! I love a good blazer and a dress.

  24. That blazer looks stunning on you - I'm always so envious of brunettes and how good they look in orange! And that gingham dress is adorable, I love the details.

  25. way to branch out! there are some many things i thought weren't my style until i gave them a try. color being one of them. i used to be the girl who wore all neutrals, because they all matched and were easy. then i was introduced to the wide world of color, and i haven't looked back since :)
    xo jac


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